SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

November 24, 2014

Problems and Perspectives on the Calculus of Variations:
Physics, Economics, and Geometry
20-25 August 2001

"Transport me to Toronto!"

In recent years the optimal transportation problem of Monge and Kantorovich has been a focal point for exciting mathematical developments combining calculus of variations, partial differential equations, convexity and geometric measure theory, as well as interesting applications to models from physics, geometry, computer vision, earth science and economics.

Our aim is to bring together experienced and young researchers working in a diversity of related areas to share their discoveries and discuss open problems and perspectives for the future of this blossoming field.

The conference is supported by a U.S. National Science Foundation Focused Research Group on Optimal Transportation, and will be hosted by the Fields Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Toronto, Canada, Monday August 20 - Saturday August 25, 2001.

Some funding is available to defray the local expenses of young researchers and scientists without grants.
The deadline for requesting financial assistance is May 15, 2001.

Featuring
Minicourses by: Yann Brenier (CNRS Nice)
Felix Otto (Universitaet Bonn)
Invited Lectures: Luigi Ambrosio (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)
Guy Bouchitte (University of Toulon)
Giuseppe Buttazzo (University of Pisa)
Eric Carlen (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Gui-Qiang Chen (Northwestern University)
Mike Cullen (European Center for Medium Range Weather Forecasts)
Ivar Ekeland (CEREMADE, University of Paris IX, Dauphine)
Lawrence C Evans (University of California at Berkeley)
Nassif Ghoussoub (Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences)
Pengfei Guan (McMaster University)
David Jerison (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Allen Tannenbaum (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Neil Trudinger (Australian National University)
John Urbas (Australian National University)
Cedric Villani (Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon)
and special minisymposia on TRANSPORT PROBLEMS HIDING IN ECONOMIC THEORY
(organized by Ivar Ekeland on Tuesday August 21)
MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN COMPUTER VISION
(organized by Allen Tannenbaum and Tony Yezzi on Thursday August 23)
GEOMETRICAL ASPECTS OF FLUID DYNAMICS
(organized by Michael Cullen on Friday August 24)


Organizing Committee & Focused Research Group
Luis Caffarelli (University of Texas at Austin) Michael Cullen (European Ctr Medium Range Weather Forecasts)
Mikhail Feldman (University of Wisconsin at Madison) Lawrence C Evans (University of California at Berkeley)
Robert McCann (University of Toronto) Wilfrid Gangbo Georgia Institute of Technology)